World should support Afghanistan otherwise humanitarian crisis could grow: Governor Punjab

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Lahore:  Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that abandoning Afghanistan in the current context would be a grave mistake that would have dire consequences. If the important issue of Afghanistan is not addressed, a humanitarian crisis could arise there and it would not be in control. The whole world, including the United Kingdom, must support the Afghan people unconditionally. A strong and stable Afghanistan is in the interest of the whole world, not just Pakistan and the region.According to details issued from Governor house Lahore, Governor Punjab during his visit to the UK, he met with British Minister Zac Goldsmith in London to discuss Pakistan-UK relations, the current situation in Afghanistan and the region, among other issues. Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar also briefed the British Minister on the economic and other issues facing the people of Afghanistan and the steps being taken by Pakistan for Afghan peace process.Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan’s one-point agenda will be held in Pakistan. It is now the responsibility of the whole world, including the Muslim Ummah, to play its role in providing basic amenities to the people there and protecting humanity, instead of pursuing a policy of ignoring the issue of Afghanistan and the world needs to understand that if this important issue of Afghanistan is not addressed, there could be a humanitarian crisis, just as there could be an economic crisis if food is not provided on time.Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that due to the lack of financial resources of the Afghan leadership, problems such as food shortages are on the rise. 22.8 million Afghans could suffer from malnutrition if the action is not taken in time. Leaving Afghanistan alone in the current context would be a huge mistake. Therefore, it is imperative that the world to take notice of the current situation in Afghanistan and provide full support to the Afghan leadership to provide basic services to the people there so that any major crisis can be avoided. During the meeting, the British Minister Zac Goldsmith agreed to ensure measures for the protection of basic amenities and human rights in Afghanistan, and said that the protection of humanity in Afghanistan is everyone’s responsibility and for this the British government will definitely play its role.